Posts Tagged ‘Super Bowl’

Lights out: Beyonce emerges as a “person of interest”

February 5, 2013

When the lights went out during the SuperBowl, I flashed back to the 1989 World Series pitting the Oakland As with the San Francisco Giants.

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Remember game 3?

Just moments before the game was scheduled to start, a major earthquake shook Candlestick Park.

The stadium suffered only minor damage, but elsewhere the area suffered billions of dollars of damage, and dozens of people were killed.

Commissioner of Baseball Fay Vincent immediately postponed Game 3, and delayed announcing when, where, and even if the Series would be resumed.

Finally, after consulting with public officials, Vincent scheduled Game 3 at Candlestick Park on October 27, 10 days after the earthquake.

Source: MLB.com

Now, that was an untimely disaster.

The SuperDome’s power outage occurred after two electrifying performances: One by Beyonce;  one by Jacoby Jones.

Jacoby electrified the place by opening the 2nd half with a 108 yard kick-off return for a TD.

Man, can that dude fly.

Nobody’s blaming Jacoby.

But, it seems that Beyonce has emerged as a person-of-interest.

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It’s the Super Bowl … you gotta play hurt !

February 7, 2012

No, I’m not talking about the Pats’ Rob Gronkowski.

I’m talking about Madonna !

According to the Daily Mail:

The Material Girl was suffering from a hamstring injury that  could have jeopardized her big moment.

The singer had a mishap while rehearsing and as well as hurting her leg, she also suffered a knock to her nose.

In our family, a nose knock is a big deal.

I guess for Madonna, the hamstring could have hampered her dancing and jumping.

But, she sucked it up and played through the pain … at age 53!

After all, it was the Super Bowl.

P.S. Here’s the link to the new song she did …

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Does sex sell? Just ask GoDaddy … or, watch this year’s Super Bowl

January 26, 2012

USA Today reports …

Thirty-some advertisers will spend upwards of $230 million just for the airtime to fight for attention in the Feb. 5 game.

At stake: the eyeballs of more than 100 million Super Bowl viewers. And the urgent need to drive all of them online to find out more, socialize and tweet with friends and ultimately buy that beer, smartphone or luxury car.

Sexy ads are slinking back to the Super Bowl.

No company has used sexual imagery more shamelessly on the Super Bowl than GoDaddy.

“We set the standard of indecency,” jokes CEO Parsons, who takes special pride in being widely accused of single-handedly bringing down the tone of Super Bowl advertising.

Truth be told, the action in each GoDaddy ad is just a big tease to get folks to go online and find out more about the company that people use to register domain names and host websites.

The ploy, which GoDaddy has used for eight consecutive Super Bowls, works ridiculously well.

But. some researchers have found that spots with sexual imagery take a 10% hit in “likability” vs. ads without racy images.

They conclude that most viewers actually prefer to see ads with kids or animals.

Yeah, right.

Watch the vid .. then you decide.

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